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Irish Chamber Orchestra Presents Eight Seasons
At Kilkenny Arts Festival X

August 2020

Whether you are a fan of Piazzolla or a connoisseur of Vivaldi, or an admirer of both, the ICO’s Eight Seasons offers you the colourful choice of an Argentine or an Italian sojourn.

The Irish Chamber Orchestra
Katherine Hunka Director/Violin
Piazzolla The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Verano Porteño, Buenos Aires Summer
Invierno Porteño, Buenos Aires Winter
Primavera Porteña, Buenos Aires Spring
Otoño Porteño, Buenos Aires Autumn

The first ICO concert at Kilkenny features Astor Piazzolla’s ‘tangoed’ Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. This vibrant work depicts the seasonal moods of the city through jazzy rhythms and romantic violin solos which ooze excitement.  Summer contrasts the sassy, rhythmic tango with remnants of the Italian Baroque while a beautiful melancholic cello solo dominates Autumn.  Katherine Hunka shines in Winter with cadenza-like displays of virtuosity in an intensely emotive Winter tango. Spring in Buenos Aires is filled with colour and excitement as rhythmic electricity propels this work to a brilliant conclusion.

Dates & Tickets

Sunday 16 August, 6.30pm
St. Canice’s Cathedral
Tickets €15 SOLD OUT